Shelgate Street pedestrian bridge replacement - Chermside West

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce works to replace the Shelgate Street pedestrian bridge in Chermside West are now complete.

The pedestrian bridge is in Chermside West and connects Shelgate Street and Kinnerton Street.

Summary

This table provides summary information about the Shelgate Street pedestrian bridge replacement including address, ward, project outcomes and latest update.
Address Shelgate Street, Chermside West
Ward McDowall Ward
Project outcomes Improve safety, accessibility and lifespan of the bridge
Latest update

Project completed in November 2020 and bridge re-opened for community use.

About the bridge

Brisbane City Council has successfully completed works to replace the Shelgate Street pedestrian bridge in Chermside West to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.

The bridge is located in Chermside West and connects Shelgate Street and Kinnerton Street. The bridge provides an important link between Shelgate Street and Kinnerton Street across Downfall Creek for park users accessing Melaleuca Green Park.

About the project

The bridge was replaced with a new steel bridge and concrete deck and will support safe crossing for all users.

Works on the bridge began in June 2020 and involved:

  • replacing the existing timber bridge with a new 3.6 metre-wide steel bridge with a concrete deck
  • piling foundations for the new bridge
  • upgrading the footpath approaches at either end of the bridge
  • embankment protection works
  • landscaping and revegetation of disturbed areas.

Council would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while these important works were completed.

Project benefits

The bridge replacement improves the safety, accessibility and lifespan of the crossing.

More information

If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the Shelgate Street bridge replacement project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • email the project team 
  • write to:
    Shelgate Street bridge replacement project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 26 November 2020